Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Spicy Baked Chicken

Spicy Baked Chicken..a very simple dish, can be served with any rice dishes r else with a simple fresh salad..very easy to do..just to marinate n bake the chicken in oven nothing to do more than that..they will ressembles like Tandoori Chicken but not dry as they r..the chicken meat will be juicy n really very tender blended with spices..This baked chicken is one of our favourite..

1 no Whole Chicken
1/2 no Onion chopped
1/2 no Tomato chopped
3 no Green chilli
1 tsp Ginger(grated)
4 nos Garlic pods
1/2 tsp Nutmeg powder
1/2 tsp Pepper powder
1 tsp Cumin powder
2 tsp Olive oil
1 tsp Paprika powder
Salt as per taste
1 pinch Turmeric powder

Wash the chicken with turmeric powder n cut them horizontally..can remove the skin of the chicken, but i prefer with skin..cut onion into small pieces as well as tomato.

Grind onion pieces, tomato pieces,grated ginger,garlic pieces,green chillies,nutmeg powder,cumin powder,pepper powder,paprika powder n olive oil together slightly coarse. paprika will give a superb colour to the chicken also mild spiciness Dont add water to grind..

Marinate the chicken in this ground paste..keep them atleast for 6 to 8 hours..i did overnite n kept in refrigerator..

Preheat the oven to 300°F..place the marinated chicken in a tray covered with aluminum foil in the middle rack of the oven..bake the chicken for atleast 2 hours..

Every half an hour turn out the chicken to bake evenly..for the last 20 minutes remove the aluminium foil n let the chicken bake uncovered..so that they may get a nice brown crispy skin..

Spicy baked chicken is ready to serve...can omit the crispy skin..it will be delicious side for any rice dish, as well as with a salad..Can remove the skin before marination...slot the chicken pieces so that the spices may marinate well with them..



Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

it is mouthwatering me ican't wait...as chicken is most favouti in any form ...thx priya for sharing....

Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

Nice one priya! loved the pics! Baked is so much better then fried.

Priya Suresh said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks Pavani..i too love chickens in any form..

Hi deepu..thanks as u said baking is much better than fried one..

Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

Your chicken looks delicious!

qwerty14 said... Reply To This Comment

Question for you: Normally chicken takes 25-30 mins to cook in oven? Is there a reason why you bake for 2 hours at lower temperature?(300F)

Priya Suresh said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Jayaprathap..

Regarding ur question, slow cooking will turn out the chicken more juicy and bake them prefectly, as i used whole chicken, its goes prefectly for two hours if u bake them slowly..hope this helps..

qwerty14 said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks. 1 question:

1. Can use just chicken legs instead of whole chicken? If so, I assume I have to reduce the time(to say 1 hr )

Priya Suresh said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Jayaprathap..

U r welcome...Yep as u told, yeah u can go for 45_to one hour, depending upon the kg of chicken legs u r using for, if u using more than a kg, i'll go for more than an hour for the sure..Hope i cleared ur doubt..


Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

hi priya.....

u did a wonderful job..

thanks and congrates....